The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 841 841 855
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Permanent jobs citing MOS 56 49 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.17% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 44 31 30
Average salary £32,500 £26,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.64% -17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £40,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £23,750 £32,415
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -26.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 56 £32,500 +22.64% 5
London +36 26 £32,500 +8.33%
South East +7 13 £36,750 +59.78%
City of London +41 12 £33,000 -12.00%
Surrey -5 12 £36,750 +70.93%
East Midlands +31 7 £22,000 - 2
Northamptonshire - 7 £22,000 - 1
Northampton - 7 £22,000 - 1
North West -4 5 - -
Leeds -5 5 £24,000 -15.78% 2
Manchester -10 5 - -
West Yorkshire -14 5 £24,000 -15.78% 2
Yorkshire -26 5 £24,000 -20.00% 2
Weybridge - 5 £38,500 -
Berkshire -1 1 £28,000 -47.16%
Maidenhead - 1 £28,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 78 (65.00%) MS Office
2 72 (60.00%) Windows
3 71 (59.17%) Microsoft
4 67 (55.83%) ITIL
5 57 (47.50%) Windows 7
6 48 (40.00%) Law
7 45 (37.50%) MS Excel
8 41 (34.17%) MCP
9 38 (31.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
11 25 (20.83%) Legal
12 21 (17.50%) SharePoint
13 20 (16.67%) SLA
13 20 (16.67%) MCSA
14 19 (15.83%) MCSE
15 18 (15.00%) TCP/IP
15 18 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
16 17 (14.17%) E-Learning
17 16 (13.33%) ISO 9001
17 16 (13.33%) Lync
17 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
17 16 (13.33%) WAN
17 16 (13.33%) LAN
17 16 (13.33%) HND
17 16 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (12.50%) Telecoms
18 15 (12.50%) ITIL V3
19 14 (11.67%) Service Delivery
19 14 (11.67%) Service Desk Management
19 14 (11.67%) Apple

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.33%) Lync
3 8 (6.67%) WorkSite
4 5 (4.17%) Moodle
5 4 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 78 (65.00%) MS Office
2 45 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 18 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (8.33%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.33%) WAN
2 16 (13.33%) LAN
3 12 (10.00%) DHCP
4 10 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 9 (7.50%) VoIP
5 9 (7.50%) DNS
6 8 (6.67%) Internet
6 8 (6.67%) VPN
7 6 (5.00%) ADSL
7 6 (5.00%) Firewall
7 6 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (5.00%) FWSM
8 4 (3.33%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.33%) NAS
8 4 (3.33%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.33%) Broadband
9 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.67%) SHDSL
9 2 (1.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 48 (40.00%) Law
2 25 (20.83%) Legal
3 15 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.67%) Finance
5 4 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (40.83%) Analyst
2 37 (30.83%) Trainer
3 33 (27.50%) IT Trainer
4 31 (25.83%) Support Analyst
5 28 (23.33%) Service Analyst
5 28 (23.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (19.17%) Team Leader
7 21 (17.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 9 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support
9 7 (5.83%) Applications Support
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Support
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
11 4 (3.33%) Windows Support Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) HTML
2 2 (1.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) E-Learning
2 16 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.83%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (10.83%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.50%) CCTV
4 3 (2.50%) Life Science
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.67%) iPhone
5 2 (1.67%) iPad
5 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.67%) AS400
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) VLE
6 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.83%) Kindle
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 72 (60.00%) Windows
2 57 (47.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (10.83%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.67%) Linux
4 8 (6.67%) UNIX
5 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (55.83%) ITIL
2 15 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 14 (11.67%) Service Delivery
3 14 (11.67%) Service Desk Management
4 11 (9.17%) Coaching
4 11 (9.17%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.67%) Document Management
5 8 (6.67%) CRM
5 8 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.83%) Service Management
7 6 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.33%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.33%) Content Management
9 4 (3.33%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.50%) Validation
11 2 (1.67%) Practice Management
11 2 (1.67%) Performance Improvement
11 2 (1.67%) People Management
12 1 (0.83%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.50%) SQL
2 6 (5.00%) C
3 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (34.17%) MCP
2 38 (31.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (16.67%) MCSA
4 19 (15.83%) MCSE
5 16 (13.33%) HND
6 14 (11.67%) MCDST
7 12 (10.00%) A+ Certification
8 9 (7.50%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (5.00%) CCNA
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (5.00%) MCITP
10 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.33%) Degree
12 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.83%) ECDL
13 1 (0.83%) MCT
13 1 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.67%) SLA
2 16 (13.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 71 (59.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) Apple
3 13 (10.83%) Citrix
4 12 (10.00%) Cisco
5 10 (8.33%) Adobe
5 10 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 8 (6.67%) HP
6 8 (6.67%) F5
7 7 (5.83%) Reuters
8 6 (5.00%) Bloomberg
8 6 (5.00%) Juniper
8 6 (5.00%) BMC
8 6 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.00%) VMware
9 5 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (4.17%) Sophos
9 5 (4.17%) BT
10 4 (3.33%) Symantec
10 4 (3.33%) Remedy
10 4 (3.33%) Nokia
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East Midlands
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